MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (October 17, 2017)—The Mountain View Public Safety Foundation (MVPSF) has partnered with Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) to present 115 Emergency Lockdown Supply Kits to the Mountain View Whisman School District (MVWSD). The presentation will took place at Crittenden Middle School on Thursday, December 10, 2015, at 1:30 p.m.
Through a grant provided by PG&E, MVPSF is able to provide emergency supply kits to every classroom at Crittenden, Theuerkauf, Stevenson and Monta Loma schools. Thank you to PG&E for its support on our community efforts!
The kits are intended to enhance MVWSD’s emergency preparedness programs. Over the last five years, teachers and staff have designed their annual emergency drills to prepare for fires, earthquakes and lockdowns.
“Although we hope that a situation never occurs where these kits are needed, we are delighted to be able to help provide supplies that will better prepare the schools should such a situation happen, “ said Kim Copher of the MVPSF Board.
MVWSD prepares every day to keep its students safe and is aware that a potential lockdown may occur. The emergency kits include not only the basic supplies that are recommended for earthquakes, but also for a lockdown emergency. The kits include a crush resistant container with a toilet seat lid, food rations, water, a dust mask and other essential emergency supplies.
“Safety is the number one priority at PG&E and we’re happy to support this initiative that aims to improve the safety and well-being of students in Mountain View,” said Jake Zigelman, senior manager of PG&E’s De Anza division.
“We appreciate the support of MVPSF as we work to better prepare our classrooms for emergencies should they occur. We also appreciate community partnerships that help us ensure school safety. ” stated Dr. Ayindé Rudolph, Superintendent of the MVWSD.
MVPSF is continuing to raise funds to be able to provide emergency kits for all schools in MVWSD.